Diner chokes to death on pub lunch

By Nikkie Sutton

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Tragic event: a customer died after choking while dining at the Barley Mow in Friskney, Lincolnshire (image credit: Alex McGregor)
Tragic event: a customer died after choking while dining at the Barley Mow in Friskney, Lincolnshire (image credit: Alex McGregor)
A customer at a Lincolnshire pub died after he choked on his lunch earlier this year (13 January) a coroner has confirmed.

Stephen Ronald Oglesbee of Acorn Close, Freiston, Boston, Lincolnshire, collapsed at the Barley Mow in Friskney in January and died in Boston Pilgrim Hospital.

Lincolnshire Live ​reported Oglesbee’s partner Roslyn Hunt, who was with him, said she suspected it may have been the crust of the pie that caused the tragedy.

Taken to hospital

The pub owner asked if anyone had medical experience and a woman performed CPR on Oglesbee as the owner relayed instructions to her while on the phone to the emergency services and Oglesbee was taken to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston by ambulance.

The record of inquest from a hearing at Boston Coroners Court reported the primary cause of death was choking but also noted ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s and diaphragmatic paralysis.

Meanwhile, a woman choked to death at a Beefeater pub in June last year.​ East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the Anchor pub, which is part of the Whitbread group, on Lakeside Parkway in North Lincolnshire.

Diner choking

A Humberside Police spokesperson said at the time: “We can confirm that a woman has died at a business premises off Lakeside Parkway in Scunthorpe.

“Officers and emergency crews were called. Investigations into the cause of the woman’s death are in their early stages, but initial indications are that there are no suspicious circumstances.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service also confirmed they had been called to the pub following reports of a diner choking.

A spokesperson added: “We received a call to an incident at the Anchor pub, at Lakeside Parkway in Scunthorpe.

“The caller reported a patient who was choking. We sent a paramedic on a fast response vehicle, a double-crewed ambulance and the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.”

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